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Frank R. Zilinyi

Artistic Director

Frank joined the Mystic River Chorale in 2016 as its accompanist.  In 2019, he was promoted to the Associate Artistic Director position, and now, in the Chorale’s 37th season, Frank is thrilled to have been named its 6th Artistic Director.  Mr. Zilinyi has held important church music positions throughout the United States, presenting programs of sacred and secular music that challenge and engage the listener.  Frank has received numerous awards and recognitions for his playing, including the 1st prize in the Agnes Fowler Organ Competition and the Strader Organ Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati.  He currently serves as Organist and Director of Music at St. Mary's Church in Milford, Connecticut.  Mr. Zilinyi teaches Music Theory at the University of Bridgeport.


A New York City Native, Mr. Zilinyi has performed with Choir of The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, The Oberlin College Choir, The Oberlin Musical Union, The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, The Kronos Quartet, Malcolm Dalglish, The Connecticut Chamber Choir, The CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra, and the Farmington Valley Chorale.


Mr. Zilinyi completed his musical studies in Organ, Conducting, and Keyboard Pedagogy at the Oberlin Conservatory (B. Mus.) and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (M. M.).  He has studied organ William F. Entriken, Roberta Gary, Marie-Louise Langlais, Andrew Reisinger, and James David Christie.  His conducting teachers include Hugh Floyd and L. Brett Scott.